Quick hit: I’m quoted in this piece by Dr. James Kline on the dubious sale of ISO 31000 certificates and the trending decline in overall ISO certs worldwide.

Full disclosure: I’ve criticized Greg Hutchins, the blog’s owner, for cynically selling his risk management books as being necessary for ISO 9001, and for spreading the fib that ISO 31000 will be used for certification purposes, even as the authors of the standard insist it won’t. Hutchins is responsible for trying to conflate the industries of risk and quality management in order to sell his stuff, and has even gone so far as to trademark the gimmicky tagline “The Future of Quality: Risk“™.

That’s nonsense, because everyone knows it should be: “The Future of Quality: Unemployment,” but officially it will be written like this: 質量的未來:失業.

Anyway, go have a read.

About Christopher Paris

Christopher Paris is the founder and VP Operations of Oxebridge. He has over 30 years' experience implementing ISO 9001 and AS9100 systems, and is a vocal advocate for the development and use of standards from the point of view of actual users. He is the author of Surviving ISO 9001:2015. He reviews wines for the irreverent wine blog, Winepisser.